Friday, January 2, 2009

Round-Up: January 2

Here is a round-up of today's blog posts - and for previous posts, check out the Bestiaria Latina Blog archives. You can keep up with the latest posts by using the RSS feed, or you might prefer to subscribe by email.

Bestiaria Latina Podcasts: Today's audio podcast is De Vulpe et Pardo, the debate between the leopard and the fox.

Latin Proverb of the Day: Today's proverb is In medio stat veritas (English: The truth stands in the middle - one of many Latin proverbs that praise "the Golden Mean"). You can use the Javascript to include the Latin proverb of the day automatically each day on your webpage or blog. Meanwhile, to read a brief essay about this proverb, visit the AudioLatinProverbs.com website.

Greek Proverb of the Day: Today's proverb is Ὠὸν τίλλεις (English: You're plucking at the hairs of an egg... in other words, given that eggs are notoriously bald, you're wasting your time!). You can use the Javascript to include the Greek proverb of the day automatically each day on your webpage or blog - and each Greek proverb also comes with a Latin version.

Fable of the Day: Today's fable of the day from Barlow's Aesop is DE LEONE ET MURE (this is the version from Abstemius, which includes the story of how the mouse then wanted to marry the lion's daughter!). You can use the Javascript to include the fable of the day automatically each day on your webpage or blog - meanwhile, to find out more about today's fable, visit the Ning Resource Page, where you will find links to the text, commentary, as well as a discussion board for questions and comments.

Latin Via Fables: Grammar Commentary: I'm presenting the "Barlow Aesop" collection, fable by fable, with my commentary on each (a more expanded commentary than is possible within the confines of the book). Today's grammar commentary is Fable 68: Cervus in Aquas Inspiciens, the story of the stag and his foolish vanity.

Journey to the Sea: As some of you may know, I occasionally publish articles in this very nice little online journal managed by Randy Hoyt - this month, I've got an article about a fresco of Saint Sylvester and the Dragon, which you might enjoy reading if you looked at the Latin version of the story which I published here a few days ago.




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